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Drug Watch

FDA Approves Oritavancin for Skin Infections

Oritavancin (Orbactiv), administered as a single dose, is the third new antibiotic approved since May for treatment of skin and soft-tissue infections.

FDA Approves Tedizolid for Skin Infections

Tedizolid, an oxazolidinone, is the second new drug approved in the last month for treatment of skin and soft tissue infections.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

Almost Filovirus-Free (That Is, Ebola-Free) ID Link-o-Rama Free

Dr. Paul Sax highlights some interesting recent ID news, including faster, better testing for enterovirus D68, “frozen poop pills” for treating C. diff, and the ever-challenging Ebola epidemic.

Guideline Watch

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza

An update to the recommendations for 2013–2014